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    June 16th, 2018

    Love Our Island Art Walk: Radical Beauty, Part 4

    Start Date: Friday 7/13/2018 — End Date: Friday 7/13/2018
    Admission:free

    Rhythmix Cultural Works and the Downtown Alameda Business Association present Love Our Island Art Walk – Radical Beauty, Part 4 at South Shore Center. At this unique Art Walk locale, installation artists will share the windowed facade of the former bank building to construct their works of moving figures and images as live music and wandering statues fill the South Shore corridors.
    With support from the California Arts Council, “Love Our Island Art Walk,” is an art-centric creative placemaking project that utilizes public art, storefront art installations, and music performances to activate Alameda’s historic downtown districts.

    Location: South Shore Center, Center Court Alameda

    Contact: Tina Blaine info@rhythmix.org
    URL: http://www.rhythmix.org/radical-beauty-part-4/

    The Internet Archive’s 2018 Artist in Residence

    June 14th, 2018

    The Internet Archive’s 2018 Artist in Residence Exhibition

    Start Date: Saturday 7/14/2018 — End Date: Saturday 8/11/2018
    Admission:Free

    Ever Gold [Projects] is pleased to present The Internet Archive’s 2018 Artist in Residence Exhibition, an exhibition organized in collaboration with the Internet Archive as the culmination of the second year of the Internet Archive’s visual arts residency program. This year’s exhibition features work by artists Mieke Marple, Chris Sollars, and Taravat Talepasand.
    The Internet Archive is a San Francisco based nonprofit digital library providing researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public access to over 15 petabytes of collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books, as well as the Wayback Machine archive (an archive of almost 300 billion websites preserved over time). The Internet Archive visual arts residency is organized by Amir Saber Esfahani, and is designed to connect emerging and mid-career artists with the archive’s collections and to show what is possible when open access to information meets the arts. The residency is one year in length during which time each artist will develop a body of work that utilizes the resources of the archive’s collections in their own practice.

    Inspired by a Facebook quiz titled “What Abomination from the Garden of Earthly Delights Are You?” Mieke Marple created a series of drawings loosely based on the masterwork painted by Hieronymus Bosch. By digitally checking out numerous books from the Archive’s library and using imagery contained within them to inspire her work, Marple juxtaposes beautifully painted flora with old world erotic illustrations to create her own Garden of Earthly Delights.

    Through a series of sculptures, sounds, and video, Chris Sollars will investigate the Internet through a combination of physical and digital representations to address the absurdity of the Sisyphean task of keeping the content of one’s work and society perpetually alive. As a nod to the 1960’s Bay Area’s psychedelic and electronic explorations, Sollars will be sourcing the Internet Archive’s psychedelic screen savers, live recordings of the Grateful Dead, and psychotropic literature while utilizing “slow movement” methods of pickling and preserving for handling data.

    During her residency at the Archive, Taravat Talepasand created the ‘Vali Mortezaie” archive in collaboration with his son Hushidar Mortezaie. The eBook collection contains vintage publications from pre-revolutionary Iran and contains magazines, propaganda posters, and advertisements that capture the lifestyle at a politically pivotal time in Iranian history. Using the newly formed archive Talepasand created a series of drawn and painted collaged miniatures.

    Mieke Marple was born and raised in Palo Alto, CA, amongst a family of engineers in the heart of the Silicon Valley. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008. She was co-owner of Night Gallery, Los Angeles, from 2011 until 2016, and has been written about by The New York Times and W Magazine, among other publications. In 2012, Marple produced the web series Feast of Burden, directed by filmmaker Eugene Kotlyarenko and distributed by MOCAtv. In 2014, she co-founded the benefit art auction and gala Sexy Beast for Planned Parenthood LA, and remains on the organization’s advisory board. Recent exhibitions include Relocation Tarot at Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco (2018). She lives and works in San Francisco.

    Chris Sollars is an artist based in San Francisco. His work subverts public space through interventions and performance. The results are documented using sculpture, photography, and video that are integrated into mixed-media installations. Sollars is an Assistant Professor in Sculpture, Mills College, Oakland, CA with awards that include a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2013 San Francisco Arts Commission: Individual Artist Commission Grant, 2007 Eureka Fellowship Award, 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Grant, 2009 Headlands Center for the Arts residency, and 2015 residency at Recology. Recent projects include White on Red at 1275 Minnesota Street (2017); Goatscapes for Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco, 2017-2018); and the sculpture band skullture that plays site-specific sets on location.
    Taravat Talepasand was born in 1979 in the United States to Iranian parents during the Iranian Revolution. She retained close family and artistic ties to Iran, Esfahan, where she was trained in the challenging discipline of Persian miniature painting. Paying close attention to the cultural taboos identified by distinctly different social groups, particularly those of gender, race and socioeconomic position, her work reflects the cross-pollination, or lack thereof, in our “modern” society. Talepasand has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in the exhibition In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2018), Westoxicated at Zevitas Marcus Gallery (Los Angeles, 2017), and Made in Iran, Born in America at Guerrero Gallery (San Francisco, 2017). She has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Huffington Post.

    Location: 1275 Minnesota St., Suite 105 San Francisco

    Contact: Andrew McClintock andrew@sfaq.us
    URL: http://evergoldprojects.com/exhibition/the-internet-archives-2018-artist-in-residence-exhibition-jul

    Stroll Down Penny Lane tribute to Paul McCartney

    June 13th, 2018

    Stroll Down Penny Lane tribute to Paul McCartney

    Start Date: Friday 7/6/2018 — End Date: Saturday 7/7/2018
    Admission:$38-85

    Stroll Down Penny Lane pays tribute to Paul McCartney in a multimedia extravaganza. Music from McCartney’s whole career, from The Beatles to his later solo work performed by some of the Bay Area’s most sought-after career musicians. The music is embellished with stories, evocative images, a musical education of sorts, and animation to create a unique concert experience. Taking place at the elegant Bellevue Club on Lake Merritt in Oakland. July 6 & 7 at 8pm strolldownpennylane.com
    8 PM - Tickets: GA $38 - VIP $85

    Location: 525 Bellevue Avenue Oakland

    Contact: Penny Lane info@strolldownpennylane.com
    URL: http://strolldownpennylane.com/

    Movies in the Park

    June 13th, 2018

    Movies in the Park

    Start Date: Friday 8/17/2018 — End Date: Friday 9/21/2018
    Admission:Free

    This fun-loving event series is back in Howarth Park for another season! Bring the family, a picnic and a blanket for a lovely evening of film-enjoyment under the stars in our park!

    Admission is free, show up early to get a seat! Movies start at dusk (7:45-8pm) and local vendors will be selling food during the movie. Many thanks to our primary sponsor, Mary’s Pizza Shack.
    August 17 - Toy Story
    August 24 - Despicable Me 3
    August 31 - Paddington 2
    September 7 - Coco
    September 14 - A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
    September 21 - The Incredibles

    Location: 630 Summerfield Road Santa Rosa

    Contact: Jeff Tibbetts howarthpark@srcity.org
    URL: https://srcity.org/2170/Movies-in-the-Park

    Meditation is the new stress buster - by Ronnie

    June 11th, 2018

    Meditation is the new stress buster - by Ronnie Newman - Cupertino

    Start Date: Sunday 6/17/2018 — End Date: Sunday 6/17/2018
    Admission:free

    DESCRIPTION
    Join an interactive session with Ronnie Newman to:

    Explore revelatory scientific research on optimizing brain health

    Gain insights into effects of meditation on mind-body complex

    Experience a LIVE meditation

    Learn about Unveiling Infinity - bay area’s premier meditation workshop

    Meditation has emerged as one of the most effective ways to handle stress in the current times. Regular practice eliminates stress, roots out several lifestyle diseases and restores a sense of wellness at the physical, mental and emotional levels.

    In Unveiling Infinity, you will have an opportunity to learn effortless meditation techniques directly from a world renowned meditation master, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

    About the speaker

    Ronnie Newman is an award winning researcher, educator and published author in the field of Mind/Body Medicine. She has spoken internationally in various countries and for renowned organizations such as The United Nations, The World Bank and The National Institutes of Mental Health among others.

    Ronnie is the Director of Research and Health Promotion for the International Association for Human Values in North America, a United Nations NGO active in 150 nations worldwide. She is Guest Faculty at Nova Southeastern University’s Lifelong Learning Institute, and is currently co-authoring 4 studies on the effects of mind-body medicine techniques on mental health, executive function, and autonomic functioning. Her most recent publication on the effects of meditation on cardiovascular and mental health was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

    Ronnie is a meditator herself and has been teaching meditation programs with the Art of living foundation for the last 20 years.

    Location: 21040 Homestead Rd #101 Cupertino

    Contact: Art of Living bayareajgd@gmail.com
    URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meditation-is-the-new-stress-buster-by-ronnie-newman-tickets-4687323510

    Meditation is the new stress buster - by Ronnie

    June 11th, 2018

    Meditation is the new stress buster - by Ronnie Newman

    Start Date: Saturday 6/16/2018 — End Date: Saturday 6/16/2018
    Admission:free

    DESCRIPTION
    Join an interactive session with Ronnie Newman to:

    Explore revelatory scientific research on optimizing brain health

    Gain insights into effects of meditation on mind-body complex

    Experience a LIVE meditation

    Learn about Unveiling Infinity - bay area’s premier meditation workshop

    Meditation has emerged as one of the most effective ways to handle stress in the current times. Regular practice eliminates stress, roots out several lifestyle diseases and restores a sense of wellness at the physical, mental and emotional levels.

    In Unveiling Infinity, you will have an opportunity to learn effortless meditation techniques directly from a world renowned meditation master, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

    About the speaker

    Ronnie Newman is an award winning researcher, educator and published author in the field of Mind/Body Medicine. She has spoken internationally in various countries and for renowned organizations such as The United Nations, The World Bank and The National Institutes of Mental Health among others.

    Ronnie is the Director of Research and Health Promotion for the International Association for Human Values in North America, a United Nations NGO active in 150 nations worldwide. She is Guest Faculty at Nova Southeastern University’s Lifelong Learning Institute, and is currently co-authoring 4 studies on the effects of mind-body medicine techniques on mental health, executive function, and autonomic functioning. Her most recent publication on the effects of meditation on cardiovascular and mental health was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

    Ronnie is a meditator herself and has been teaching meditation programs with the Art of living foundation for the last 20 years.

    Location: 555 Mowry Avenue Fremont

    Contact: Art of Living bayareajgd@gmail.com
    URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meditation-is-the-new-stress-buster-by-ronnie-newman-tickets-4687350190

    Lady in Red Singles Dance Party

    June 9th, 2018

    Lady in Red Singles Dance Party

    Start Date: Saturday 7/14/2018 — End Date: Saturday 7/14/2018
    Admission:15-20

    Our annual Lady in Red Dance is always well-attended. Bay Area bachelors are invited to meet that very special Lady in Red at this fun party! $15/advance (by July 13) or $20/door includes dancing to your favorite hits. Dressy attire requested. Adults of all ages welcome. Saturday, July 14, 2018.

    LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 835 Airport Blvd, corner of Anza Blvd., Burlingame CA 94010. From Hwy 101 headed north take Anza exit. From Hwy 101 headed south take Broadway exit; go across fwy; right on Old Bayshore; L on Airport Blvd. Free parking in parking lot in back of hotel, up the hill, last driveway on Anza Blvd before going onto Hwy 101. The parking lot arm will be up when you leave the party, so you don’t have to pay for parking!

    CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; Bay Area Singles Events & Travel, SF Bay Area Singles Events, Your Asian Connection, and many other singles organizations and meetups.

    DISCOUNTS & more parties at www.thepartyhotline.com.
    •Ice Breakers & Social, June 9, San Jose
    •Mix & Mingle, June 10, San Carlos
    •Cougar Party, June 23, San Anselmo
    •International Singles Party, June 30, Pleasanton
    •Blue Jean Ball, July 7, San Jose
    •Midsummer Night Delight Dance, July 21, Mill Valley
    •The Summer Ball at the Grand Hyatt, July 28, San Francisco

    Location: 835 Airport Blvd Burli

    Contact: Rich Gosse richgosse@richgosse.com
    URL: http://www.thepartyhotline.com

    Poor People’s Campaign

    June 7th, 2018

    Poor People’s Campaign

    Start Date: Sunday 6/10/2018 — End Date: Sunday 6/10/2018
    Admission:0.00

    Sunday, June 10, 10 am
    East County Shared Ministry-Open & Affirming Congregations
    First Congregational Church of Antioch – Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg
    200 E Leland Rd (between Railroad & Harbor), Pittsburg, CA 94565
    The Historic Stoneman Chapel
    www.eastcountysharedministry.org
    925.439.9361 – 925.757.4094

    Rev. Christy Parks-Ramage will continue the series based on the Poor People’s Campaign: Everybody Has the Right to Live, focusing on education. 2018 Graduates will also be honored during the service. The annual Care Team Barbecue will be held after worship with a suggested donation of $5/person gratefully accepted.

    Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, ALL are welcome here. We recognize, celebrate and give thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among us. Everyone is invited to participate in community and worship including, but not limited to, believers, seekers, agnostics, women and men, those of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions, those of all races and cultures, those of all classes and abilities, those who hope for a better world and those who have lost hope.

    Location: 200 E Leland Rd (btwn Railroad & Harbor) Pittsburg

    Contact: EVENT INFO cpcpittsburg@sbcglobal.net
    URL: http://www.eastcountysharedministry.org

    Blue Jean Ball - Singles Dance

    June 7th, 2018

    Blue Jean Ball - Singles Dance

    Start Date: Saturday 7/7/2018 — End Date: Saturday 7/7/2018
    Admission:15-20

    Wear your finest blue jeans and a dressy top to our annual Blue Jean Ball. Last year’s Ball at this spacious restaurant had a great turnout and fun party!
    $15/advance (by July 6) or $20/door includes dancing to your favorite hits. Dinner available at additional cost. Adults of all ages welcome. Saturday, July 7, 2018, 8pm-Midnight.

    LOCATION: The Blue Door, 1502 Saratoga Ave, San Jose CA 95129. Lots of free parking.

    CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; and by many singles meetups.

    DISCOUNTS & more parties at www.thepartyhotline.com.

    Location: 1502 Saratoga Avenue San Jose

    Contact: Rich Gosse richgosse@richgosse.com
    URL: http://www.thepartyhotline.com

    Summer Fundraiser Plant Sale

    June 2nd, 2018

    Summer Fundraiser Plant Sale

    Start Date: Saturday 6/9/2018 — End Date: Saturday 6/9/2018
    Admission:Free

    Summer Fundraiser Plant Sale
    Saturday, June 9th from 9:30am - 1:30pm

    Trees, Plants, Pots, Gardening Supplies, and more at 50-60% off retail price. New inventory everyday!

    4500 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland - Plenty of parking
    *Major Credit Cards and Cash accepted

    All sales support The Plant Exchange, a non-profit which promotes resource sharing, sustainability, and community building. Learn more at theplantexchange.org. Have Questions? Contact us at (510) 866-8482 or connect@theplantexchange.com.

    https://vimeo.com/265457135

    Location: 4500 Lincoln Avenue Oakland

    Contact: Jordan M Nimura connect@theplantexchange.com
    URL: http://theplantexchange.com/june-9th-plant-sale/